|Gardens From Light - Sun Chariot - Sparke / Illidge|
You might remember Gardens From Light from their massive Resting Bell-double-feature "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow", released in October 2007. This time Steven and Ian offer a single 16-minute track entitled "Sun Chariot". It's a very dense and deep track, and compared to "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" it's more athmospheric and more complex. There is a continous drone throught this piece, layered with percussive elements, sublime field-recordings, haunted vocals, little keyboard sketches and higher oscil...
Keywords: Gardens From Light; Ambient; Drone
Downloads: 1,769 (1 review)
|Tiago Sousa - The Western Lands - Tiago Sousa|
The Western Lands, the western bank of the Nile: The frontier to a vast and inhospitable desert, today as in ancient times but also, in Egyptian mythology, the Land of the Dead: A space open to be filled, just as William Burroughs work published in 1987, with meaning, an open book' in many ways, readable from all possible angles, strung together by an ambience which transcends the limitations of chronological 'storytelling': Juggling with atmospheres, real and unreal memories, and steeped in occ...
Keywords: Tiago Sousa; acoustic; minimal; folk; ambient
Downloads: 10,128 (1 review)
|Piripero's Nails - Hom|
[hpcd024] Hom - Piripero's Nails
Keywords: headphonica; hom; electronic
Downloads: 2,203 (1 review)
|The Love Songs - Live in Dresden - The Love Songs|
The Love Songs is the amazing one man arkestra Sven Swift. Swift lives in the North of Germany, runs the CDR- and Netlabel 12rec.net and writes reviews about free music at Phlow Magazine and his own blog RUBored.org. In June 2007, Sven performed a 25-minutes live-set at the DIY 2.0 festival in Dresden. The whole set consists of one well-structured, tension-filled piece of drone music, created with analogue synthesizers and effect-feedback only (an exception is the little nightingale-chant framin...
Keywords: The Love Songs; Live; Dresden; Drone; Ambient; Experimental
Downloads: 3,751 (1 review)
|Astrowind - Into Vernadsky EP [12rec.041] - Tulo / Bukimi|
Kriipis Tulo and Mahi Bukimi form the duo Astrowind. Travelling the rusty railroad between Riga and the white shores of the Baltic Sea, they met in 2003 to perform a few live improvisations on old Soviet synthesizers. Things did seem to work out and Astrowind decided to go ahead with their cinematic music. I got in contact with Tulo and Bukimi for my review of their debut EP "The Night the Stars Flew" which has been released at the Russian ElectroSound-Netlabel...
Keywords: Astrowind; Into Vernadsky; Paleopsychedelic Ambient; Ambient; Electronic; Synth; 12rec; 12rec.net
Downloads: 3,229 (1 review)
|Twitches - Bone Conductors|
bone conductors' twitches is a divebomb through golden oldies radio static and memories of your first instrument. we hope you find it as lovely as we do. NICK YULMAN of bone conductors is a songwriter, producer and sound artist living in brooklyn, ny. in addition to recording haunted confections, he creates SONG INSTALLATIONS utilizing mechanical musical instruments and singing radios which have been exhibited in new york city...
Downloads: 2,984 (1 review)
|Ian D Hawgood - A Life In Abstract Colours - Ian D Hawgood|
After a bunch of great releases under several monikers on a wide range of labels like luvsound, headphonica, u-cover, experimedia, best kept secret, lunar flower and many more, Ian Hawgood is back home with a stunning release on Resting Bell. "A Life In Abstract Colours" contains 5 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. It is a monolithic work. Walls of guitar- and piano-drones are shifting slightly from one ear to the other...
Keywords: Ian D Hawgood; Ambient; Drone
Downloads: 2,036 (2 reviews)
|cloudburst - katedra - cloudburst|
cloudburst is Tim Westcott from Portland, Oregon. On his first release "katedra", he operates with very minimal, subtle drones and little repetitive elements, shifting into each other. Originally written for a performance in cathedral space, the first two pieces ("katedra jeden", "katedra dwa") are very light, crystal and create a wide open, meditative soundscape. The third piece ("flora") is a more dense production, just taking you back from the big, enormous "katedra"...
Keywords: cloudburst; ambient; experimental; katedra
Downloads: 1,536 (2 reviews)
|[mi049] - Takeshi Nakamura - My Musical Shame - Takeshi Nakamura|
Six tracks that bring us to a cycle of life. From birth to death, Nakamura offers a voyage tru a more experimental enviroment than the ones we were used to in his other works.
Keywords: MiMi, I.D.M, Electronica, Takeshi Nakamura
Downloads: 23,139 (2 reviews)
|Takeshi Nakamura - Ordinary Days [zym005] - Takeshi Nakamura|
Ordinary Days is a deep and consistent release focused on the latest productions of the sound designer Takeshi Nakamura composed in the last part of 2005. After a nice release on Neureal, Takeshi brings back his skills to create this complex album made of microsounds, drones and cold atmospheres where our Japanese friend shows his addiction to the obscure side of electronic sounds. These nine tracks sketch a development in Takeshi's music through a combination between cold ambient mood over obli...
Keywords: experimental; glitch; soundscapes; electronic; ambient; drone; downtempo
Downloads: 3,686 (3 reviews)
|Tents and Hills - Ian D Hawgood|
ian d. hawgood is a musician and teacher from tokyo, by way of oxford. essentially deaf until the age of ten, he felt and watched his way through childhood piano lessons. his work is still informed by that reaching, and today his process is focused on holding onto the myriad glimmers of landscape and place. 3-track portable in hand, he collects as many sounds as possible as he travels between london and tokyo...
Downloads: 3,914 (4 reviews)
|Ibakusha - Novctzember [zym004] - Ibakusha|
With this release we''re very glad to introduce Ibakusha and his music. During these years Manuel has developed an articulate style of composition through many different types of inspiration, but the most significant influence is, without any doubt, the sound of labels like Merck, Skam or n5MD...somebody calls it idm, but this genre is definitely too tight for Ibakusha''s music. He finally collects these six tracks into "Novctzember", his debut, an album full of inspired songs, warm melodies, de...
Keywords: IDM; ambient; electronic; soundscapes; experimental
Downloads: 4,060 (2 reviews)
|jeremy bible & jason henry - glare - jeremy bible & jason henry|
Jeremy Bible and Jason Henry are two productive artists based in Canton, Ohio, an area of the United States referred to as 'the rust belt' due to its rapid industrial decline. Similar to their surroundings which contrast rural farmland against decaying industrial landscapes, the duo contrast various sounds and styles in ways that can be compared to the elegant and subtle color contrasts created by painters of fine abstract-expressionist art...
Keywords: Jeremy Bible; Jason Henry; Ambient; Experimental; Soundscape
Downloads: 3,547 (2 reviews)
|ich liebe es - Jan Grünfeld|
this works you are listening are actually recorded in the nice tourist town Dresden where I lived for 4 years and on several places in germany/thuringia and denmark/sjaeland +++ I recorded all with an old 4-track, one old minidisc-recorder, two old guitars and some old pedals and a brand new notebook+++Enrico Wuttke aka Flim www.flimmusic.com helped me out with some Fieldrecordings and beautiful Piano Pieces+++ new tracks are growing every day on my minidisc-walkman I record woods, highways/auto...
Keywords: jan grünfeld, headphonica, hpcd032
Downloads: 3,963 (2 reviews)
|ryonkt - the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light - ryonkt|
ryonkt is Ryo Nakata, well-known for his great releases on Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy and Mandorla. Equipped with guitar and notebook, Ryo creates dreamy and relaxed music between minimal folk and ambient. "the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light" is a peaceful and easeful place. It is a kind of arcane space in everday life, but easy to find with a bit of relaxing. Listen to the repetitive guitar chords, slightly moving in each passage...
Keywords: ryonkt; ambient; minimal folk
Downloads: 15,029 (2 reviews)
|d'incise - Stase / Contre Stase - d'incise|
d'incise is wellknown by his releases on Zymogen, Test Tube or IOD. He is member of the Audioactivity music & visual collective founded in 2000 in Geneva (CH), releases electronica, electro-acoustic, experimental music solo or with various partners. And he also pratices free improvisation with the Diatribes-project and runs the Insubordinations netlabel, dedicate to improvised music. His release "Stase / Contre Stase" contains two pieces of live-recordings...
Keywords: d'incise; electronica; electroacoustic; experimental
Downloads: 1,971 (3 reviews)
|Nowhere Home - Koen Park [Ian D. Hawgood]|
Koen Park is the work of Ian D Hawgood. Working between his small apartment in Tokyo and his mum's garage in south London, he makes washed out electro-hip-hop-pop-folk-shoegaze music, singing into his laptop mic or OD-2. He plays drum machines, samplers, glockenspiels, broken and warped guitars, various old keyboards, circuit-bent stuff, an atari or two, an omnichord, drums like a kid, field recordings, and runs it all through a bunch of distortion pedals, into his old, slightly broken Fostex ca...
Keywords: Koen Park; Ian D. Hawgood; headphonica; Electronica; hpcd033
Downloads: 19,724 (2 reviews)
|entia non - sub routine - James McDougall|
"entia non" is the project moniker of Australian artist James McDougall. After great releases at u-cover (zero comma zero, inter alia) and test tube (distal) he comes up with his first release "sub routine" on Resting Bell. The four tracks, deeply affected by the Australian landscape (South East Queensland), are very subtle, just like putting your ears on the ground of an animated, busy grassland. Little glitches grawling around like insects, soft wind flurries playing in the long green grass...
Keywords: entia non; ambient; experimental; field recordings
Downloads: 3,933 (2 reviews)
|Bernier & Trottier - Objet abandonne en Mer [12rec.42] - Nicolas Bernier, Simon Trottier|
I got in contact with Canadian Nicolas Bernier when I wrote a review for his recent solo-release "Ailet l'eau faille by" at No Type-Netlabel. He ordered a bunch of CDrs and after some email chatting, he told me about a special project he's been working on. Nicolas teamed up with Montreal Folk- and improvisational guitarist Simon Trottier for some kind of a concept EP dealing 'bout a stranded objet abandonne...
Keywords: bernier; trottier; 12rec; glitch; folk; guitar; laptop; improv; canadian; no type; 12rec.net
Downloads: 4,436 (3 reviews)
|[rest031] Daniel Maze - Avatar - Daniel Maze|
What an experience Chillout in Canada Breathe the smell of river and freedom Some distorted structures can enter your lungs But don't be afraid He comes in peace ------------------------- German: Welch ein Erlebnis Chill Out in Kanada Atme den Geruch von Fluss & Freiheit Dennoch können zerrige Strukturen in die Lunge dringen Doch keine Angst er kommt in Frieden
Keywords: Ambient; Abstract; Downbeat; IDM; Elektronika
Downloads: 11,141 (3 reviews)
|Ian Hawgood - Enfants Ruraux [12rec.053] - Ian Hawgood|
Ian Hawgood, international man of mystery. Mr. Hawgood is a hard-working musician, with an impressive oeuvre spread over a dozen of quality record labels. While his Koen Park moniker is about IDM- and Hip Hop influenced Electronica, the music he publishes under his civil name can roughly be classified as Ambient, Drone and Noise. His "The Fires Will Die At Night" at Resting Bell Netlabel is legend already...
Keywords: Ian Hawgood; 12rec; 12rec.net; Ambient; Analog; Fieldrecording
Downloads: 4,372 (5 reviews)
|Ian D Hawgood - The Fire Will Die At Night - Ian D Hawgood|
"Fire rushes across the mountain. Its beautiful, and its all around me now. But the fire will die at night and I will realise that I am alone, remembering the way things used to be. This night has come too soon." Ian D Hawgood 03/11/07 00:45 4 tracks of enormous beauty are presented by Ian D Hawgood on "The Fire Will Die At Night". With great soundscapes and multiple layers of different soundsources, this EP catches you and leaves you with a soft shiver over your back...
Keywords: Ian D Hawgood; Ambient; Electronica
Downloads: 6,148 (7 reviews)